AWW! Dreamworld reveals names of adorable tiger cubs

UPDATE @ 9.45am: Two adorable female tiger cubs born at Dreamworld last month have officially been named!

Gold Coasters, it’s time to meet Melati and Mya!

Melati is an Indonesian name meaning “Jasmine flower” and Mya is an ancient name which has many origins, meaning “beloved” or “great”.


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The names were selected by Tiger Island staff and chosen from over 2,000 suggestions made through Dreamworld’s online naming competition.

Mum, Nika, gave birth to the adorable sister cubs on Wednesday 24 January at 9.40am and 10.50am.

Overnight, the cubs were moved from post natal care to Tiger Island’s nursery den, where from today, Dreamworld guests will be able to get a first-hand look at the beautiful baby tigers through the ‘up-close’ viewing windows.

EARLIER @ February 13, 7.00am: Two precious female tiger cubs born at Dreamworld last month have been moved from post natal care to Tiger Island’s nursery den.

Mum, Nika, gave birth to the adorable sister cubs on Wednesday 24 January at 9.40am and 10.50am.

From today, Dreamworld guests will be able to get a first-hand look at the beautiful baby tigers through the ‘up-close’ viewing windows in the nursery den.

Names for the cubs are also set to be revealed today, with the winning names chosen through Dreamworld’s online naming competition.

EARLIER @ February 2, 8.48am: DREAMWORLD has welcomed two precious female tiger cubs to Tiger Island.

Mum, Nika, gave birth to the adorable sister cubs on Wednesday 24 January at 9.40am and 10.50am.

The birth heralds the first pitter-patter of newborn tigers at Dreamworld since Nika gave birth to two girls in November 2015.

The yet to be named new sister cubs weighed a healthy 1.4kg and 1.6kg.

Dreamworld’s General Manager of Life Sciences, Al Mucci, said the birth of the cubs marked another important step forward in the global tiger conservation movement.

“These two beautiful cubs will be fantastic global ambassadors for their endangered cousins in the wild,” Al Mucci said.

“Around the world, it is estimated there are fewer than 4,000 tigers alive in the wild.  Tigers are listed as critically endangered and Dreamworld’s breeding program is helping to ensure a long-term future for these magnificent animals.”

The cubs will remain in the Tiger Island nursery den for the next two weeks and are then expected to make their first public appearance later this month.

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